Whenever there's a change in season, you can be left yearning for that summer sun-kissed glow and the change in weather can take a toll on your skin, sapping that radiance you love. Keeping your skin bright and glowing all year round doesn’t have to be a mission. By following the steps below can have your skin looking like you have just gotten home from an exotic holiday in the Greek Islands.
Nothing dulls that radiant glow faster than dehydrated skin. Water has an extensive list of benefits for your body but did you know that skin is an organ? The largest organ in your body to be precise. Hydrating your body is the easiest beauty treatment you can do and will save your skin from becoming dry, flaky and irritated. Drinking plenty of water will not only help combat a variety of skin issues but it will also flush out toxins from within your body.
Skin is susceptible to dullness no matter your age, especially during the harsh weather conditions of winter. Having a quality skincare regime will help keep your skin glowing and your complexion brighter. It is important to use quality ingredients just like you would consume quality food to nourish your body. You’re fighting an uphill battle if you only nourish one and not the other so here are our favourites when it comes to creating the ultimate skincare routine:
Cleanse & Exfoliate
If your skin is looking tired and dry, don’t stress it will only make it worse! There is an easier way to help you get that natural and healthy glow back. Cleansing and exfoliating removes surface impurities and dead skin by gently scrubbing the dead skin cells away to help show a brighter and healthier looking you and promote cellular renewal. Exfoliation is optional but works best once or twice a week after cleansing to achieve a deeper cleanse.
Derma Rolling or micro-needling is the beauty treatment that is going to take your skincare routine to the next level. It targets everything from fine lines, acne scarring, open pores, pigmentation, hair regeneration/growth, cellulite, stretch marks etc. Derma rolling uses microneedles to make tiny incisions into the skin which helps stimulate collagen and elastin production leaving your complexion brighter and tighter. It also has been proven to diminish dark circles and bags under the eyes, because who doesn’t want that! After derma rolling, your skin's absorption rate is increased by 90%, meaning your skin serums work tenfold. Derma rolling is suited for most skin types, however, it should not be used on eczema, psoriasis, highly sensitive skin or active pimples, as you risk the spread of contamination from your breakouts. You should always roll after cleansing and exfoliating with a sanitised derma roller and follow with deep hydration.
*Pro Tip: Roll 2-3 times a week in conjunction with a Vitamin C Serum to assist in skin renewal and help you achieve that radiant glow!
If you are serious about having radiant and glowing skin, hydration is going to be your best friend - not only does it feel great but also works wonders for any complexion. An effective serum will have several ingredients such as vitamin C and hyaluronic acid to help get your skin glowing! Using a serum in conjunction with Derma Rolling can boost absorption by 90%. Vitamin C is one of the most beneficial ingredients to help your skin stay hydrated, shine and enhance inner glow.
Red Light Therapy
Red Light Therapy has incredible healing, anti-ageing and rejuvenation benefits and many studies have proven it to be one of the most beneficial treatments for achieving healthier, glowing skin. RLT emits a wavelength of red light to strengthen the mitochondria within your skin cells. Mitochondria is the powerhouse of all your cells and necessary for your cells survival and skin rejuvenation. RLT aims to improve your skin elasticity, reduce scarring, increase collagen, better circulation, and boost oxygen and nutrients throughout the body while expelling toxic waste from tissue. Numerous studies have shown that individuals who have been treated with infrared light have higher levels of collagen than those who weren’t. The efficacy of RLT is widely recognised and spas, salons and clinics around the world use this form of beauty treatment to reap the benefits for a radiant glow. Infraredi is an affordable and convenient option to achieve healthier and younger skin from the comfort of your own home all year round.
Check out Turn Back the Ageing Clock to read all about how supplementation can also help improve your complexion.